Lawyer: Cosby expects to be cleared and resume his career
BOSTON » Bill Cosby expects to be cleared of a criminal sexual assault charge and restart his entertainment career, his lawyer argues in a defamation lawsuit filed against him by seven women.
Attorney Angela Agrusa is urging a judge to seal documents that contain information about Cosby’s negotiated compensation for his performances and other personal financial information.
The women suing Cosby in federal court in Massachusetts argue that he has no future in show business and won’t be hurt by disclosing that information. But Agrusa, in a written response filed Thursday, called that claim “baseless.”
“When Mr. Cosby is cleared from all liability and charges ... he expects to resume his career, and there is no reason to believe otherwise,” she wrote.
Approximately 50 women have come forward since 2014 and claimed that Cosby, 79, forced unwanted sexual contact on them decades ago.